We have celebrated two birthdays in the past 2 weeks: my son’s and my husband’s.
Our son turned 4! I’m just like every other parent who wonders at how fast time goes by. It’s amazing to see this child growing into such an intelligent preschooler.
On the Friday after our son’s birthday, my husband took off of work and we headed to the beach for an over-night stay. Our son loves the beach! It was a bit cool and windy, but he did not hesitate to wade in the water, clothes and all.
We came back just in time to get ready for a fun birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s. Oh boy, was this something! He invited 3 friends and they all had a blast playing games, eating pizza, cake and ice cream, watching him open presents.
This morning, as I listened to Sally Clarkson’s podcast on parenting, I was reminded once again of how important it is for me to be the best I can be. This is because, whether I realize it or not, I’m teaching my son my ways.
I’m thinking on Psalm 127:3 & 4.
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth.
I want to always remember that my son is a gift and a reward. He is an arrow in my hand to mold and prepare for launching out into the world for God’s kingdom and His glory.
Oh how I prayed this morning for God’s grace and mercy over the ways in which I’ve failed over the past 4 years. I’m leaning on the belief that God will restore what’s been lost and bring good out of my failures.
But I’m also thankful. I have two guys, my husband and our son, sleeping out in a tent in the front yard. And I had this early morning to myself. 🙂